Suicide bomber kills 17 police and soldiers in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:56am EST

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 17 paramilitary soldiers and policemen, police said.

The mosque, which was heavily damaged, is beside a police station on the outskirts of Bannu, a town bordering North Waziristan, a hub of al Qaeda and Taliban militants. Officials said people were trapped in the rubble.

(Reporting By Kamran Haider; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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JamesChirico wrote:
The fake muhadideen with their fake jihad are killing their fellow Ulema even bombing mosques, a sin according to the Quran. When will Pakistan wake up to their evil using the Quran to get the message across? Showing their people where and why in their holy book will do more to defeat them than any drone attack of ours.

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